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2023 Nov 09

Eur J Transl Myol


Potential of molecular biophysical stimulation therapy in chronic musculoskeletal disorders: a narrative review.


Žnidarič M, Kozinc Z, Škrinjar D


Current treatment of chronic musculoskeletal diseases does not give sufficient results despite the implementation of novel drugs and techniques in orthopaedics and physical therapy. For instance, osteoporosis treatment is currently mainly limited to drug application, while the goal of osteoarthritis treatment is to mitigate pain symptoms through physical therapy. The main therapeutic principle in the management of osteoporosis is not only to increase bone mass, but also to improve bone and the cartilage quality, which depends on the biomechanical balance. Therefore, there is a strong demand for advanced technologies that would safely and non-invasively accelerate cartilage regeneration and improve bone density. Ten years ago, a new state-of-the-art technology – “Molecular biophysical stimulation therapy (MBST)”, specifically nuclear magnetic resonance therapy, emerged on the medical technology market and until now, it has shown successful results in the conservative treatment of musculoskeletal disorders, including back pain. The aim of this review is to provide an integrated, synthesized overview of the current evidence of efficacy of MBST for managing chronic musculoskeletal disorders.